Gardening with children is a great way to teach them patience. Young children are used to immediate gratification; however, gardening is often a slow process. Children have to learn to be patient when waiting for their flowers and vegetables to grow. The moment the flower or vegetable sprouts makes the wait worth it!
Gardening with children engages their senses and helps children to develop and recognize them without even realizing. They can feel the texture of soil, seeds, flower and petals. Start off small, try a greenhouse dome. Everything is included in the kit and the instructions allow this to be done with children of all ages.
Popsicle Bird Feeder
Popsicle stick bird feeders are a perfect low mess craft and an activity for children of all ages. Follow the instructions below to have your own feeder for your yard or garden.
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Some of our Zion Christian Early Learning Center families participated in Earth Day by making bird feeders or planting trees and plants at their homes. Thank you for sharing!
Celebrate Earth Day by planting seeds, this is an easy fun way for kids of all ages to show our planet some love!
Homemade Suet Cakes
Homemade suet cakes are an easy activity for toddler or preschool children to do at home. Take two slices of bread and spread a decent amount of peanut butter on them. Next shake bird seed over top, once the bread is completely covered shake off the extra seed. Suet cakes can put in an existing suet cake basket, bird feeder or hung in a tree with string!